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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Six Stages of Scandal

This old chestnut works for any political scandal and for this impeachment (Hat Tip to Mickey Kaus)

Stage 1: It can’t possibly be true.

Stage 2: It’s not true.

State 3: You can’t prove it’s true.

Stage 4: Why are you trying to prove it’s true?

Stage 5: It’s disgusting that you’ve proved it’s true.

Stage 6: What’s the big deal anyway?

Posted by Gerard Magliocca on November 20, 2019 at 09:34 AM | Permalink

Comments

So far, we are still on stage three. So far all I have heard is gossip and innuendo. Besides, I am not convinced that even if there was a quid pro quo that it would be illegal for the president to engage in that as part of his regular administration of foreign affairs.

Posted by: Daniel | Nov 21, 2019 2:17:11 PM

Well, the one thing we know for sure is that perjury and obstruction don't constitute high crimes and misdemeanors.

Posted by: thegreatdisappointment | Nov 20, 2019 4:33:38 PM

+1: "I can't believe that my political opponents have stooped to such petty personal attacks."

Posted by: Rick Bales | Nov 20, 2019 11:36:00 AM

Stage 1: It can’t possibly be true.

State 2: You can’t prove it’s true.

Stage 3: Why is Eric Ciaramella trying to prove it’s true?

Stage 4: It’s disgusting that wikiLeaks proved it’s true.

Stage 5: I'll never be impeached for it cause my predecessor wasn't.

Posted by: Julian Qanon | Nov 20, 2019 10:05:14 AM

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